Inquiry is all about exploring and this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry is all about exploring explorers! This 54 page, printable packet is a complete, trans-disciplinary unit with engaging, hands on lessons, interactive notebook activities and research based inquiries that cover the central idea of : Exploration from the past, present and future can change the way people live. The theme is Where We Are in Place and Time.
Within this complete unit of inquiry, you will find pre-assessments, formative assessment and a summative assessment, along with a final reflection for portfolios. I have included lesson suggestions for all of the activities, worksheets and interactive notebook tasks.
Strands covered include:
Math: angles, lines, rays and polygons, coordinates and 4 quadrant graphs, negative numbers
Non fiction literacy: skills compare & contrast, expository writing; biographies Descriptive writing: planners and figurative language, creative writing leads Personal Narrative writing: letters/journals
Geography: continents, oceans and compass points History: articles for reading and independent research Art and craft activities
The explorers include:
Christopher Columbus, Cortez, Neil Armstrong, Ferdinand Magellan, Roald Amunsden, James Cook, Captain Scott, Tom Crean and more.
If you like this, you may be interested in my other complete units of inquiry in my stores which include Revolutions and Revolutionaries, Rainforests, Animal Adaptations, Poetry, Media Impact, Extreme Weather and many more.
Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com